What makes a good breakfast, snack, or pairs well with yogurt or ice cream for dessert? THESE!
I had a big bag of frozen organic blueberries, so I decided to whip something up with them. I've been on an oat kick lately because oats are high in protein and fiber, and I always feel really satisfied and full from them. So, I present to you- Blueberry Cinnamon Oat Bars!
Super easy to make and you probably already have a lot of the ingredients.
*Always use organic and locally sourced ingredients when possible*
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (I used Bob's Redmill)
1/2 cup oat flour (you can buy it or make your own by putting oats in either the blender or food processor to make a flour consistency)
1 cup organic frozen blueberries
1/4 cup coconut oil (melt it if it's not already liquid)
1/2 cup honey
1 TSP pure vanilla extract
2 TSP baking powder
1 TSP cinnamon
Mixing bowl and an 8x8 or 9x9 pan. I recommend either using a silicon pan, or lining your pan with parchment paper for easy removal.
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Whisk together dry ingredients, then add the coconut oil, honey, eggs and vanilla. Make sure to mix everything really well so it cooks evenly- don't rush it!
3. Add the blueberries, then put in the pan. You'll have to spread it so that it's even.
4. Place in the oven and cook 25-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (Cooking times may very depending on the type of pan you use and your oven- keep an eye on it after 20 minutes). Allow to cool completely before removing from pan.
5. Cut into 9 square pieces and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can also freeze for up to 3 months.
*Warning: these will make your house smell so heavenly. If you have roommates or family in the house, you will have to share!*
I recommend serving it warm with a drizzle of almond butter and fresh blueberries on top (as pictured). It is also delicious with yogurt or even ice cream! Add chocolate chips, cacao nibs, almonds... the sky is the limit! You could also add a scoop of protein powder to make them higher in protein- I'd just up the coconut oil to 1/2 cup so they don't dry out.
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